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Registration Open - Scramble For Hope

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Join us for the 5th Annual Scramble For Hope!  

Join Bridge of Love for their 5th annual charity golf tournament, scramble for hope! The event will also include a continental breakfast, lunch, drawing for prizes, and a silent auction.

Place: 2220 S Talons Cove Drive, Saratoga Springs, UT 

Date: May 24th, 2017

Time: check-in at 7:00 am - 8:00 am | shotgun: 8:00 am

Cost: $75/person or $500 sponsorship (includes team of 4)

Awards: 1st and 2nd place, longest drive, closest to pin, and longest putt 

Register: Via PayPal link below - For questions, please contact Clayton Berg at 801-701-7956 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Registration Open - Dracula's Dash For Hope

We are excited to announce our 9th Annual Bridge of Love, Dracula Dash for Hope 10k, 5k, and kids ½ mile run on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. Packet pick up will be from 7:00 to 8:30 am. The Kids Half Mile will start at 8:30 am, the 10k will start at 8:45 am, and the 5k will start at 9:00 am.  The race will be held at the same location as last year, Riverfront East Park, 10991 South Riverfront Parkway, South Jordan (Just South of the intersection at 10600 South and 900 West).

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The race will take place along the Jordan Parkway trail. Wearing layered clothing is advised, since the weather may be chilly. Water will be provided at points along the course, and don't forget the great post race snack foods and drinks. You are encouraged to dress up for Halloween, but not required to. The kids half mile run will include some fun Halloween trick-or-treat stops along the way. 

If you have any questions about the race itself, please don’t hesitate to contact Shondell Hymas at (435) 840-4218 or send an e-mail toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Since 2001, Bridge of Love has been instrumental in rescuing Romanian children abandoned in orphanages and hospitals and placing them with caring foster families in their own country. In partnership with a Romanian foundation, Bridge of Love provides ongoing support to sustain the children’s physical, emotional and educational needs and helps them to grow and succeed in life through achieving personal goals. We also are providing support for older Romanian teens and young adults who have grown up in an orphanage, as they move forward in their lives and education. More information, video and photos are available online at www.bridgeofloveromania.com

By registering for the 2016 Dracula's Dash for Hope, you are helping to further our efforts! Click on the image below to register!

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While not required, we encourage you to make an even bigger difference by asking family, friends, neighbors or co-workers to make a donation of any amount to Bridge of Love. You will earn prizes for making the effort to collect donations. The prize levels are below!! 

$50-Running socks or iphone/ipod arm 
$100- Running gloves 
$150- Light up running belt 
$200- Ironman watch 
$250- Duffle bag men/women's colors 
$300- Date night dinner gift card 
$400- $50 VISA Gift card 
$500- BBQ grill accessories or Pop UP Tent 2-4 person 
$1000- Fitbit Charge 
***  If you have a child raising money please contact us for specific children's prizes. 

Finding sponsors and raising donations may be easier than you’d think (for example, 10 people donating $20 each for a total of $200). Many people are willing to support a worthwhile cause like this one, and just need to be asked. Bridge of Love is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. 

Thank you again for your support of Bridge of Love and participation in our 2016 Dracula's Dash for Hope.




Great In-Kind Donations by Friends of Bridge of Love

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 Kara Staley Wagner and the Garden 7th Ward (church congregation) donated beautiful fleece blankets they tied at their Christmas party. The kids will love them as well as the donated clothes and puppets!


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Marlee Jeppsen, a Bridge of Love teen leader, inventoried, bundled and packed needed clothing for the Romanian children.


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Ashley Phillips donated 50 coats for Romanian children who are in need.

Thank You Bremner Family!

We would like to thank Rick and Eileen Bremner, along with their grandchildren, for their help in providing Christmas gifts for many children for the past three years!  Children from the orphanages and villages were delighted with their toys, oranges, and goodies that the Bremner family provided.

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Best Dracula's Dash Ever!

The 2015 fundraiser, "Dracula’s Dash for Hope," was a huge success. The race took place at a new venue this year and consisted of a 10k, 5k, and Kid’s ½ mile Run. The October weather was perfect and we doubled our numbers from last year. Many of the runners were in costume and there were several activities for the children. We express our appreciation to all who supported Bridge of Love in this annual fundraiser, and we hope to see more of you there next year!

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DSC 0723Lundberg & Associates law firm supported the event with over forty registered participants.

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DSC 1196Dracula made a guest appearance---straight from Romania!

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Thank You Fairhope, Alabama!

We want to extend our deep appreciation for all involved in the recent Art Auction held in Fairhope, Alabama for Bridge of Love. It was a beautiful event and the proceeds will be a blessing to the Romanian children. We appreciate PJ and MaryBeth Howard, their committee, the talented artists, and those who bought the beautiful pieces of art!

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Great News!

The office in Bârlad is in the process of being remodeled to make a bigger gathering area where the foster children can gather for games, activities, and classes. It will be nice to have a safe place off the streets where the children can socialize!

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Dracula's Dash for Hope is Coming Soon. Register Now!

draculasdash2We are excited to announce our Dracula’s Dash for Hope 5k and 1/2-Mile Kids’ Run/Walk on Saturday, October 10th at the Riverfront East Park, 10991 South Riverfront Parkway, South Jordan, Utah.

Dracula is out to change his reputation of doom and gloom by helping to raise donations for abandoned and disadvantaged children in Romania. This is our 9th annual charity run which, for the first time, will include a 10K run in addition to the 5K and Kids' Fun run. Download our flyer here.

Summer Camp was Great!

Our recent summer camp for the Bridge of Love foster children was held in July. The ten new children who have recently been added to our program were in attendance. Our theme was, "Lend a Helping Hand," and the children learned the importance of reaching out to others to make a difference. The children loved the team building workshops and activities, and the time together. The foster mothers also came for parenting classes, activities, and social time. We extend a special thanks to all our volunteers for their love and commitment towards the children.

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Village Visits

Bridge of Love has expanded their efforts to not only help the abandoned and orphaned children, but to assist poor village families with the needs of their children. The summer volunteers made a trip into several villages this summer to deliver needed clothing and diapers to those in need. It was a joy to be able to help strengthen families who are doing their best to care for their children.

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Golf Tournament

Our recent golf tournament was held on May 20, 2015 at Talon’s Cove in Saratoga Springs, Utah. We extend a special thanks to Clayton Berg and his committee for the terrific job in hosting the event. We had 140 golfers who not only had a great day on the links, but enjoyed a continental breakfast and luncheon, complete with a drawing of great prizes. Come join us next May for more golfing fun!

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